The behavior of the employee of BelMuzTv responsible for broadcasting an explicit sex scene from an adult movie on April 13 was directed against the viewers themselves, the music channel’s director Aliaksandr Kapyonkin stated.
The broadcast started at about 4 p.m. and lasted about 10 minutes. According to Mr Kapyonkin, his employee left his office, locked the metal door, and broke his key in the lock, which made it impossible for other staff members to stop the video and forced them to take the channel off air and eventually break the door.
The channel’s director confirmed the information about enforced doors breaking and the employee’s arrest in Mahiliou.When asked whether the channel’s management would file a compensation suit over the broken door, Mr Kapyonkin said that he would be able to give a reply only after the young man was questioned.
The resident of Minsk was arrested in his native city of Mahiliou on April 15 and immediately driven to Minsk, Aliaksandr Herasimau, spokesperson for the Minsk city office of the Investigative Committee, told news agency BelaPAN. The man explained that he had played the pornographic video because he was depressed after a quarrel with his girlfriend.
The Minsk city office of the Investigative Committee of Belarus instituted criminal proceedings over the incident under Part Two of the Criminal Code’s Article 343, which penalizes the broadcasting of pornographic content.
Belsat, following BelaPAN